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Help me break 3.5ghz !!


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Jul 27, 2009
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Evga 780i FTW

G. SKill PI 1100mhz DDR2 2x2gb

Antec EA650 earthwatts cpu

E6600 core 2 duo VID 1.325 2.4ghz 4mb L@ cache

Right now fsb is 1333 @ 3000mhz

Mem speed is 1110 mhz 5-5-5-15 31 2T

Unlinked of course.

Vcore is at default, I pass prime95 all day at 3ghz ..

If I run 3200 mhz, core 0 fails at 2hours or sooner, core 1 fails around the 9 hour mark @ default vcore.

I have not raised my vcore any since Im already idling at 47-50c with a xigmatek

What can I do to get this chip higher? I know all chips arent created equal but If not 3.5ghz Id like to try 3.25? :rockout:

If you think its not possible or need more info please let me know.

Thank you.


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Unfortunately I think its your VCore, I think its time to raise it


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Jul 27, 2009
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As of right now Im running P95 at 3150mhz and I DROPPED my vcore to 1.296..

I want to see how my temps react to this lower vcore and how long it will stay stable.

64-67 so far on load.. at 1.35 or 1.37 my max temps would be 75 round about


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you should try lapping and reseating that xig something isnt right iv throttled a E6400 to 3.9Ghz and i was just getting those temps at 1.45v on a core contact freezer
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How is the airflow on your case? It can cause CPU temps to be a bit high even with a good cooler if not enough fresh air is coming in or hot air is circulating inside. See if leaving the side panel off drops your cpu temps a bit. On my AMD rig I had kind of high temps even once I put the Xiggy on. It wasn't till I switched out stock fans for higher CFM ones and added an intake fan the the Xiggy could really stretch its legs and it runs nice and cool now never over 56C.